Director: Isaac Rentz
If watching Topher Grace playing a failed Broadway performer-turned-stage-manager wrangling talent backstage for the titular opening night of a musical called “One Hit Wonderland” sounds like fun to you. Then I guess it will be.
An eccentric cast (Rob Riggle in full-yell mode, Anne Heche looking bored and jaded, Taye Diggs playing ultra-ham and ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez mildly meta) competes against itself for a knockout line or two. And mostly fails. There’s some humour – somewhere in there.
But the end result is really just an almost x-rated version of High School Musical. Not knowing enough, far too pleased with itself and lacking in anything approaching substance.
You’ll laugh (maybe) at the absurdity of it all. There’s one or two slightly clever song-pastiche moments. But it’s ultimately a confusing mess. Best avoided I’d say. (And I just did. Twice now).